While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Now go forth and celebrate Black History Month the right way!! He just has to figure out what side of history that will be. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Check out these terrific titles for teens written by African-American authors! Poet Nikki Grimes gives us the parallel stories of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Sam, a teen in New York and their similar father-issues. Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
Jason and Kyra by Dana Davidson Jason is a basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school.
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Where are all the fun contemporary and Paranormal books? We love this one because it celebrates all the beautiful things about being black, and gives the black community endless amounts of love by sharing these stories. The characters have their flaws, but they are presented as realistic, positive members of their community. Kenny and his family's funny road-trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama turns serious when they face tragedy at Grandma's church. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.